The Greatest Showman: In Defence of Inaccuracy

“The people like to be humbugged!” Words by Roseanna Claire Howe Who was P.T Barnum? Was he an avant-garde hero, or manipulative villain? Was he humanitarian or a thief, an entrepreneur or manipulator? Will prose ever tell the true stories of history…and should they? All through his life P.T Barnum fought for his fortunes and […]

“The World’s Largest Fossil”

Isobel Creedon breaks down what she has learned from David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Over the last 30 years we have lost approximately 50% of the Great Barrier Reef. Worldwide, it is reported that 19% of coral reefs are dead, according to Worldwatch Institute. There are many different threats to coral reefs and reasons behind […]

Princess Mononoke: Our Relationship with Nature

Miyazaki’s masterpiece explores the turbulent relationship between man and the natural world, writes Kieran Enright When I first stumbled upon Studio Ghibli, I was immediately taken aback by the style and tone of its tales. Unlike its Western counterparts, these epics deal with conflicts of ideals, and question the resilience of the human condition. Hayao […]

The Last of Us

Julie Hassett If you haven’t at least heard of The Last of Us by now, then I suggest you add this game to your shopping list! The Last of Us is a deeply emotional and touching survival horror game developed by Naughty Dogs, the same developers who brought us the infamous Uncharted series. I can […]

Back in the Closet

Why can’t television accurately portray LGBTQ* people and their relationships? Jack Wrixon investigates. Buckle up, ladies and gentlemen; this is going to get intense. In recent years, the number of LGBTQ* storylines on television has gone up, and frankly the timing couldn’t be better. As society began to wake up (and is still waking up), […]

Rewriting Sexual Assault

Rían Browne O’Neill examines feminism and sexual assault in light of Roxane Gay’s literature on the subject Late 2017 saw a raft of sexual assault allegations against prominent individuals within the entertainment industry, including Kevin Spacey & Harvey Weinstein. Born from this, the #MeToo campaign saw thousands come forward to share their own experiences of […]